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Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia

People with disabilities are prevented by the riot police from reaching the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, to protest in demand of a raise in the subsidy for the disabled, on May 25, 2016Bolivian police fired water cannons Wednesday at disabled protesters, many of them wheelchair-bound, who tried to get near the presidential palace to demand increased benefit payments. Disabled protesters have been camped out for a month in tents near the Plaza de Armas, the seat of executive and legislative power in Bolivia, to condemn their paltry state benefits — just $14 a month. President Evo Morales’s government is rejecting calls to quintuple the benefits, responding to the demonstrations by putting up metal barricades to block off the square.

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